Brandon Peniche is playing one of the most difficult roles of his career, but far from worrying about how hard it is to act the part of a young quadriplegic in the telenovela "Un Refugio para el Amor" (A Refuge for Love), he sees it a a gift.

"A character like that is very special, because he makes you grow and look inside yourself," the 26-year-old Mexican actor told Efe about his part in the Univision primetime novela.

"The character has a disability, but that's not the only thing that defines him. I trained with an acting coach and also spent time with a young quadriplegic. What interests me, more than how the character gets around, is how he looks at you, how he communicates his emotions," Peniche said.

The son of respected Mexican actor Arturo Peniche and brother of actor Flavio Peniche, Brandon said he has never felt the object of comparisons with his famous father. One the contrary, he believes that the public has learned to appreciate what each of them offers as an actor.

Brandon kicked off his career with a small role in the Disney TV series "El Zep." From there he went on to roles in the popular programs "Que Nos Pasa?" (What's Happening to Us?) and "Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real" (Woman, Real-Life Cases).

He soon heard the call of telenovelas and achieved success in two superproductions: "Niña de Mi Corazon" (Girl of My Heart) en 2010 and "Ni Contigo ni sin Ti" (Neither With nor Without You) en 2011. EFE